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This was one of my least favorite lessons to teach. It was difficult to get the students to focus on the objective and it took too long to teach. It still takes awhile, but putting it on PowerPoint helped reduce teaching time (our district is stringent about curriculum schedule) and increased understanding.
I made this PowerPoint for lesson 21 in module 3 for my class. Establish some learning guidelines and click through. Easy and much more fun!
It goes with the Engaged New York Program that my school is using for our math curriculum. The lesson objective is to solve division problems with remainders using the area model.
It has a Christmas theme. I use Peanut Gallery clip art with comics as brain breaks.
We use math notebooks and the class takes notes and does the activities from the slides. We were using dry erase boards. With my class, this became a issue because they dry out and when they hold their boards up, it would take forever to check them because the dry erase was faded. It was taking too much time to get through the lessons. Now we have math partners where they do the problem from the presentation and they have their partner check and circle anything that they miss.
Format: Do the question/problem, give them an appropriate time to work (usually 1 to 3 minutes), pass notebook to partner, check/circle anything wrong or missing, pass back, correct, move on.
I found this holds them more accountable than the dry erase boards. Some students were "waiting" until time was up and were not engaged. This engages everyone. The notebooks can be sent home so that the parents can understand the common core math better. Absent students can copy the "neatest writers" notes for their make up work. By the second day, the notebook method was efficient. The first day, I still had people trying to "wait" out the time. After awhile, they begrudgingly picked up their pace in order to not annoy their partner.
The time that you should do each section is in parenthesis. ie. (4) With the fluency, try to stick to that time. I have many problems up, but I don't always get through them all. The Concept Development is the most important part. Spend more time on that section.